Chamber was as soon as omnipresent in skilled Valorant, with a 77% decide price at VCT Stage 2 Masters, however is now much less oppressive within the Final Likelihood Qualifier tournaments as groups have found out tips on how to take care of the French Sentinel.
Whereas his decide price throughout LQC occasions hasn’t gone down, nonetheless over the 70% mark, the video games don’t come all the way down to which Chamber can snag the opening kill towards their opponents as a lot as they used to.
Now, in keeping with 100 Thieves participant Brenden ‘stellar’ McGrath, groups know the place Chamber gamers generally put up up for first contact so that they attempt to push the Sentinel off these positions with utility.
“A variety of groups simply pressure him to teleport, that’s all it’s.” stellar mentioned in an interview with Dexerto. “You discover the place he’s and also you pressure him to teleport and also you sort of know that you’ve got all that area now, as a result of lots of people maintain solo.”
Chamber is now the second-newest Agent after Fade joined the Valorant roster.
Groups have additionally needed to time to experiment with compositions round and with out Chamber to determine if the Sentinel may be slotted out and in of some maps. The Agent could have additionally misplaced a few of his “wow-factor” for some squads as he has been within the sport since November 16, in keeping with NRG Esports participant Ethan “Ethan” Arnold.
“Chamber’s clearly nonetheless a factor, however persons are determining methods to play towards it, regardless that it’s tough,” Ethan mentioned in an interview with Dexerto. “In order that additionally performs a task, and folks switching off [the agent].”
The reply to Chamber is likely to be the most recent Valorant Agent
Valorant’s latest Agent, Fade, has additionally been a solution to Chamber in a manner. The Initiator can dump virtually her complete package, primarily her Prowlers, on an opposing Sentinel if wanted. That utility dump can pressure them to teleport while not having an ally to additionally burn up their skills.
“I believe Fade is admittedly good within the meta proper now as a result of it’s a reasonably first rate countered to the Chamber and Neon meta that we’ve been seeing as a result of… like Chamber posts on an angle, you may simply Prowler [him] ,and you’ve got two of them, they usually tank like a ton of bullets,” stellar mentioned.
The 100 Thieves participant additionally pointed in the direction of groups utilizing a mix of Breach and different Agent’s utility as other ways to push Chamber away from angles.
Chamber may additionally see a decline in utilization as Riot Video games arms down nerfs within the sport’s latest patches, which has not hit skilled play but.